Rickshaw driver assaults cop, video goes viral on web
THANE: A 45-year-old head constable was assaulted by an autorickshaw driver in Kalyan on Sunday afternoon. Within minutes the video of the assault went viral on the web as well as a phone messenger app. The Mahatma Phule police have registered a case and are searching for the auto driver, who is absconding.
The head constable, Pradeep Patil, who is with the Kalyan traffic police, was on his way to the police station when the incident took place. “Around 1.30pm, I was on my motorcycle near the bus stop outside the railway station and saw a traffic jam. I went to check what was wrong and saw that an autorickshaw driver had parked his vehicle in the middle of the road as he waited for a fare,” Patil said.
Patil shouted at him, telling him to move his vehicle out of the way. “The driver argued with me, and suddenly began to punch me. Passersby came to my aid as he fled,” added Patil.
An alert citizen had taken a cellphone video of the quarrel between the auto driver and constable Patil, and uploaded the video on a social networking site and phone messenger app The Mahatma Phule police Pradeep Patil, a head constable with the Kalyan traffic police, was on his motorcycle, passing by the Kalyan railway station, when he noticed a traffic jam
He found it was caused by a rickshaw parked on the road as the driver waited for a fare Patil argued with the driver, who began punching him Passersby managed to ward off the driver
The driver is absconding
Patil has filed an FIR against him for assault and interfering with a government employee’s work
went viral across Kalyan.
Patil has filed a complaint against the unknown auto rickshaw driver for assault and interfering with govern ment work.
There is regular traffic congestion on the west side of the Kalyan railway station Parking autorickshaw drivers and hawkers make it difficult for vehicles and pedestrians to navigate across the road Though the traffic police and municipal authorities have taken action against the hawk ers the situation remains the
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